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Koinonia is a Spiritual Community
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Sunday Morning Book Discussions

Starting Sunday, January 12th, 2020, there will be a book study on eldering and aging.  As a group, it's been suggested we read On The Brink of Everything, Grace, Gravity and Getting Old by Parker J. Palmer,  author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal.

Please order your own copy locally. 

The 9:00 conversation will be enriched by reading other authors about the aging process.  Here is a list of other possible reads, and a tiny bit about each author. If you know of others, please add to the list by emailing our administrator at administrator@koinoniagj.org.

  • The Gift of Years, Joan Chittister (American Benedictine Nunn and Co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women)

  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Richard Rohr (Spiritual writer and Franciscan Monk)

  • Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age, Mary Pipher (author of Reviving Ophelia)

  • Aging to Saging, A Profound New Vision of Growing Older, Zalman Schacter-Shalomi (started the Spiritual Eldering Institute)

  • Crazy Age, Thoughts on Being Old, Jane Miller (Professor of Creative Writing and Poet)

  • Winter's Graces, The Surprising Gifts of Later Life, Susan Avery Stewart, PhD (Educator and Therapist)

  • The Measure of My Days, One Woman's Vivid, Enduring Celebration of Life and Aging, Florida Scott-Maxwell (Jungian analyst and playwright)

 

January 12, 2020 topic: Experiencing a life review
Other topics will be determined by the group through the end of February.

Music

Koinonia celebrates music. Share special music. Join the musicians. Add your voice to the choir. Choir typically practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm under the direction of Catherine Eicher. For more information email Catherine at cateicher@yahoo.com.

Monday Spiritual Practices

Please join us at Koinonia on Mondays from 11:30 to 1:00 for spiritual practices. It will cost nothing, require no equipment and possibly deliver amazing results. Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Contact Ellen at director@koinoniagj.org for more information or questions. 

 

For spiritual conversation and spiritual direction, please contact our Spiritual Director, Ellen Ireland, at director@koinoniagj.org or call the church at 970-242-3947.

Koinonia Serves at Homeward Bound

Koinonia Serves at Homeward Bound! Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm Sign up in the Narthex or contact Stan McNeese for more information: srhandwsm@gmail.com

Community Garden

Koinonia nurtures a community garden and sustainable practices. The community garden donates produce locally to those in need. Individual plots are rented annually. A colony of bees helps the garden grow. Check the Events Calendar for opportunities to volunteer, or contact Koinonia’s office.

Koinonia Serves

Koinonia serves others locally and globally.  Watch for opportunities in Koinonia’s weekly newsletter to volunteer and advocate for all on the planet.  Attend educational opportunities that inspire social justice and sacred choices.

Cross-Cultural Experiences

Koinonia supports cross-cultural experiences and creates partnerships for sustainable change. People from Koinonia have been traveling to El Salvador since 2006. Working through ESNA Village Network (www.esnavillages.org), Koinonia has helped to bring educational opportunities to rural El Salvador by building classrooms, providing scholarships for students, and sponsoring teachers. Other efforts have included supporting health clinics, dental care, ecological stoves, and disaster relief.   Another trip is being planned for the summer of 2019.

Labyrinth

Koinonia offers a labyrinth located southwest of the parking lot. It’s a spiritual tool meant to awaken connections within and around you. Use it as a walking meditation . . . a path for prayer . . .

Other Activities

Koinonia offers an array of other activities for enjoyment and enrichment: dinner groups, potlucks, hiking, outdoor activities, concerts, drum circles, book studies, retreats, movement classes, movie nights, talent shows, sock hops, and many others. Please visit our Facebook Page to view a sampling of past activities and our Events Calendar for current offerings.

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Office Hours

Tuesday:
9 am to noon (Miranda)
Wednesday: 
10:45 am to noon (Diane)

Thursday:
9 am to noon (Miranda)

Sunday Morning Gatherings are at 10:30 am

730 25 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505

Email: administrator@koinoniagj.org
Tel:  970.242.3947